Game Controllers

PS5’s DualSense controller launches in two new colors next month

PS5’s DualSense controller launches in two new colors next month

While the PlayStation 5 is still a very difficult console to procure, some of those who have obtained one have been wondering when we might see Sony launch the DualSense controller in different colors. Microsoft has hit the ground running in launching new color schemes for the Xbox Series X|S controller, but so far, the DualSense has only been available in white. That's all going to change next month, when Sony launches two new colors for the DualSense controller.

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PS Remote Play iOS app now supports PS5 DualSense controller

PS Remote Play iOS app now supports PS5 DualSense controller

Although game streaming is slowly catching on these days thanks to Google Stadia and Microsoft Xbox Game Pass, Sony has actually been offering something similar more than a decade ago. Remote Play, of course, just streams the game locally from a PlayStation console already present at home but it still offers some measure of convenience for those who don't want to always be in the living room. Sony is now expanding that platform by just a bit, finally bringing support for the PS5 DualSense controller in the Remote Play app, at least under some circumstances.

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The latest Xbox Series X controller is here and it’s very, very yellow

The latest Xbox Series X controller is here and it’s very, very yellow

Microsoft loves its Xbox Wireless Controller variants, and today it released one that's quite the stunner in terms of color. The latest Xbox Wireless Controller is arriving in a new color called Electric Volt, and as you can clearly see in the images accompanying this article, it's very, very yellow. If that's right up your alley, then get ready to pay a premium for this new controller, as it costs a bit more than a standard Xbox Wireless Controller does.

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8bitdo Pro 2 controller review: Excellence refined

8bitdo Pro 2 controller review: Excellence refined

I’ve used a handful of 8bitdo controllers throughout the years, and the SN30 Pro+ always stood out as one of the best to me. 8bitdo itself has described the SN30 Pro+ as the most advanced controller it has ever made, but now it’s got a successor: the 8bitdo Pro 2. You’d be forgiven for thinking the Pro 2 is the SN30 Pro+ at first blush, because the two controllers look very similar. However, there are a few key differences that the Pro 2 brings to the table, and it’s clear that it’s going to be 8bitdo’s new flagship controller.

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macOS Big Sur 11.3 to get game controller emulation of iOS games

macOS Big Sur 11.3 to get game controller emulation of iOS games

The M1 Macs have become a real powerhouse, not only surpassing their Intel equivalents in terms of performance but also boasting of the ability to run some iOS and iPadOS apps. Of course, it's not like some magical device that immediately makes any and all mobile apps compatible with Apple's new computers and there are definitely some very rough corners that still need to be smoothed out. One of those is gaming, an area that the next macOS update may finally address with game controller emulation.

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8bitdo Pro 2 upgrades the retro gaming company’s best controller

8bitdo Pro 2 upgrades the retro gaming company’s best controller

8bitdo has put out a bunch of controllers throughout the years, but one of its most recognizable is undoubtedly the SN30 Pro+. The controller, which has both retro and modern design influences, is getting a follow-up today named the 8bitdo Pro 2. While these two controllers look very similar on the surface, there are several key differences between the two that might make the Pro 2 worth picking up even for SN30 Pro+ owners.

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Xbox update finally fixes one Xbox Wireless Controller issue

Xbox update finally fixes one Xbox Wireless Controller issue

Already arriving late, the Xbox Series X|S, just like its PlayStation 5 peer, faced supply shortages immediately upon launch. That, however, wouldn't be the only problem Microsoft's next-gen console faced, as the new Wireless Controller that was made especially for it exhibited problems that ruined the experience for many gamers. Microsoft acknowledged these issues and promised a fix, one of which was apparently included in the Xbox's March system update.

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Xbox Wireless Controller unresponsiveness getting a fix soon

Xbox Wireless Controller unresponsiveness getting a fix soon

It seems that Microsoft is having some technical difficulties with the latest iteration of its Xbox Wireless Controllers that launched alongside the Xbox Series X|S consoles. Earlier this year, the number of gamers complaining about the controllers randomly losing their connections has risen high enough for the company to take notice. This time, it's randomly unresponsive buttons that are creating a clamor among Xbox gamers. The good news is that Microsoft has promised a fix. The bad news is that no one except Microsoft knows when it's coming.

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KeyMander 2 mobile adapter turns Apple TV, iPhone into gaming console

KeyMander 2 mobile adapter turns Apple TV, iPhone into gaming console

The folks at Kaliber Gaming, part of IOGear, revealed the Kaliber Gaming KeyMander 2 Mobile Keyboard/Mouse Adapter for Mobile Devices to the public today. This is just the latest in a line of "gaming control adapters" sold by the company. This piece of equipment allows you, the gamer, to use a keyboard and mouse on any iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV with Apple Arcade, Apple App Store games, and/or other game streaming services.

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Steam is stepping up its controller support game for developers

Steam is stepping up its controller support game for developers

Once upon a time, Steam envisioned homes with a Steam Machine gaming box in their living rooms. The idea of playing PC games on such a large screen and on the comfort of your couch would have gone well if not for the fact that most PC games are designed with keyboard and mouse in mind. That may no longer be true today, with a variety of games across genres advertising support for game controllers. With Steam's latest dashboard feature, the PC gaming market's biggest distributor is telling developers to start caring about controller support.

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PlayStation 5 DualSense drift lawsuit filed in court

PlayStation 5 DualSense drift lawsuit filed in court

A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Sony DualSense controller owners VS Sony for alleged defectiveness of said controller. This case was effectively sparked by law firm Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith (CSK&D). In the case files viewed by SlashGear, it's suggested that "the DualSense Controller is defective," and that "this defect significantly interferes with gameplay and thus compromises the DualSense Controller's core functionality."

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Xbox Series X|S controller can easily switch between console, phone, PC

Xbox Series X|S controller can easily switch between console, phone, PC

New consoles naturally brought along with them new controllers and while some of these boasted new features, they also managed to keep some old ones around. They can, for example, still wirelessly connect to more than just the console they came with, boasting support for Windows PCs and even some mobile devices. The new Xbox Series X|S Controller is no different but it apparently has an undocumented feature that makes it easy to switch from Xbox to Xbox Game Pass streaming in a flash.

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